BATON ROUGE – The initial unemployment insurance claims for the week ending October 2, 2021 dropped to 3,130 from the week ending September 25, 2021 total of 3,947. For a comparison, during the week ending October 3, 2020, 13,461 initial claims were filed.
The four-week moving average of initial claims decreased to 7,057 from the previous week’s average of 8,705.
The unemployment insurance continued claims for the week ending October 2, 2021 decreased to 40,302 from the week ending September 25, 2021 total of 43,003. The continued claims were below the comparable figure of 195,223 for the week ending October 3, 2020.
The four-week moving average of continued claims increased to 40,926 from the previous week’s average of 39,250.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC) has countless tools both in person and online to help claimants file and process their claims. This is in addition to the resources found at the agency’s 62 local offices statewide, opportunities discovered at job fairs, training programs, apprenticeship opportunities and numerous other LWC services.
To view unemployment insurance claims data for prior weeks, visit www.laworks.net and select Labor Market Information, scroll down the LMI page and select Unemployment Insurance (UI) Claims Data.
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